On May 28, students from St. Catherine of Siena School gathered in front of the St. Catherine of Siena Church in Mississauga with Father Lando, who addressed the recent vandalism and lead them in prayer to help the community move forward in hope, love, and understanding
Schools and parishes across the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board hosted many special events and activities during the week of May 3-8, as students, staff, and the community celebrated Catholic Education Week. The highlight of this year’s celebration was the second annual board-wide student Mass on May 8. His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Collins presided over the mass which was held at Saviour of the World Chinese Catholic Church in Mississauga.
The Student Trustee elections were held on April 21, 2015 at the Catholic Education Centre. Congratulations to our new Student Trustees for 2015-2016: Jana Anderson from Iona Catholic Secondary School and Alexandria Hesketh-Pavilons from St. Michael Secondary School.
St. Maria Goretti School students celebrated Earth Week with various activities to increase student awareness of the importance of being stewards to our earth. On Spirit Day, students showed their support by wearing blue, green and white.
St. Catherine of Siena School officially opened their Outdoor Learning Space at a blessing ceremony on April 17. With the entire school watching, Father Lando blessed the learning space which will be used by classes during the day, and will provide a gathering space for Intermediate students during recess.
On April 2, St. Bernard of Clairvaux School raised the flag for World Autism Awareness Day. To support this event, students and staff were also encouraged to wear the colour blue to help spread awareness of autism. Education will help create a more welcoming and inclusive world for those living with autism. At St. Bernard of Clairvaux School, our theme for this year is “We all Fit in”.
On April 8, Our Lady of Providence School recognized the ‘International Day of Pink’ with various activities and assemblies that brought forth the messages of ‘inclusivity’ and ‘respect’ to all. The team also created a school-wide Anti-Bullying Pledge which was recited by all students as an official way to acknowledge their part in making the school environment positive and inclusive.
St. Dominic students were inspired by St. Therese of Liseux and committed to making Good Deed Bracelets for all students and teachers during the Lenten season. Students used rainbow looms and beads to create Good Deed bracelets similar to St. Therese’s Sacrifice Beads. The students use the bracelets to help keep count of acts of kindness that they can do daily and to show their love for God.
Youth Faith Ambassadors at Lester B. Pearson Catholic School have launched the Bands for Cancer Club. Students meet regularly during their recess to make bracelets for the school community in support of Cancer Awareness Month.
St. Joseph Elementary students in Brampton performed the Passion of Christ on Holy Thursday.
Leading up to Earth Week and Earth Day, students at St. Ursula School held an eco-friendly fashion show featuring unique fashions made out of recyclable materials found around the school.
On April 8, elementary students showcased their skills at the 2015 Catholic Technological Skills Competition.